[linux-audio-user] "How Will They Know"

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 23:17:24 EST 2006

On 2/19/06, Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org> wrote:
> "Mark Knecht" <markknecht at gmail.com> writes:
> > Hobgoblin looks like an intersting site. May I ask - did you buy the
> > instrument over the net or do you live somewhere near them?
> I went to their shop in Crawley (a couple of hours' drive from here),
> since I wanted to try out the instrument before I bought -- and it's a
> good thing I did, since I was originally planning on getting the
> similarly-priced Ashbury bouzouki, which turned out to have a
> fingerboard far too narrow for my fingers. ;)
> They had a really impressive selection of instruments when I went
> (including second-hand), and were quite happy for me to sit there for
> a couple of hours trying out all of them until I found one I liked --
> the local music shops here in Canterbury only have a few mandolins in
> stock, and don't sell bouzoukis at all.
> I have bought strings and bits from Hobgoblin over the web, and been
> very happy with the service. I don't think I'd want to buy an acoustic
> instrument without playing it first, though -- there can be
> significant differences even between instances of the same model...
> --
> Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org>                         <http://offog.org/>

Yeah, I'd be quite worried about buying and instrument over the net. I
just wondered. Who knows though. Maybe I'll find someplace local or
just take a chance one of these days.


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